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Orlando City signs former Man United winger Nani as designated player

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:16:00 GMT

With MLS stars grabbing the attention of clubs overseas, the ESPN FC panel assess how the league is viewed in Europe. Former Manchester United winger Nani has become the latest one-time Red Devil to join Major League Soccer after a career in Europe, agreeing to a three-year contract with Orlando City. On Feb. 15, ESPN FC sources reported the deal was in its final stages and on Monday Orlando announced that Nani had been given a free transfer from Portugal's Sporting Lisbon. He will be listed as a designated player and will only count partially against the team's salary cap. It's official. @luisnani is a Lion. > #WelcomeNani=ð https://t.co/ibdpUlnHjR pic.twitter.com/CNct2Sz3uR— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) February 18, 2019 "This is an exciting day for our organization,"...

New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long signs new contract

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:27:00 GMT

Aaron Long enjoyed an outstanding season for New York Red Bulls. United States international defender Aaron Long has signed a multi-year contract to remain at New York Red Bulls, the club said on Monday. Long, 26, who was named MLS Defender of the Year last season, follows central defender Tim Parker in putting pen to paper on a new deal in New York. He won his first cap for the U.S. last year, captaining the side in two January friendlies, and Red Bulls said they had signed him to the contract using Targeted Allocation Money. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ESPN+: Examining Europe's perception of MLS ESPN FC TV has all the latest MLS action and debate. Watch anytime, anywhere by subscribing to ESPN+ Preseason with the Quakes: How Almeyda is turning them around Matias Almeyda returned River Plate to Argentina's first division and won Chivas titles. Now he's tasked with reviving the San Jose Earthquakes. #SaveTheCrew worked. Now what for Columbus? After the rip-roaring success of #SaveTheCrew and a new ownership group keeping the team in Columbus comes the hard work of moving forward. - ESPN FC TV: MLS debate on ESPN+ - Upcoming fixtures - All the latest MLS news Long helped the club concede only...

Marco Fabian can't wait to get started on next chapter in MLS with Philadelphia

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:27:00 GMT

Every Major League Soccer player will be getting anxious ahead of opening weekend on March 2 and 3. If they aren't, then they almost certainly aren't in the right profession, and it will be a long season ahead. But when 29-year-old Marco Fabian declares midway through an interview -- far from his first since signing for Philadelphia Union on Feb. 8 -- that his overriding emotion right now is that he is "anxious to be on the pitch," it doesn't feel like a throwaway statement. The veteran of two...

After Giovinco and Vazquez exits, Toronto must reload quickly to recapture magic of 2017

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:18:00 GMT

Paul Mariner offers his thoughts on why Toronto FC decided to part with Sebastian Giovinco. Taylor Twellman reflects on Sebastian Giovinco's time at Toronto FC and examines where he ranks among the best Designated Players in MLS history. Toronto FC has taken the phrase "May you live in interesting times" to the extreme this offseason. It appeared the Reds would return nearly all of the pieces, both on and off the field, that won a domestic treble in 2017. All were ready to make amends for a brutal 2018 that saw Toronto miss the postseason. Then the departures started piling up. The first loss was GM Tim Bezbatchenko, who left to take over as president of the Columbus Crew. Ali Curtis was picked to replace him, but then TFC...

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Montero after release from Sporting Lisbon

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:40:00 GMT

Fredy Montero was released by Sporting Lisbon on Friday and is set for a return to MLS. Fredy Montero has signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the club announced on Friday, after being released by his former club Sporting CP. Montero, 31, returns to MLS after spending last season with the Portuguese Liga side, where he scored three goals in 20 appearances. The Colombian enjoyed a stellar year for Vancouver in 2017 when he led the team in scoring with 15 goals and six assists in 39 appearances across all competitions while on loan from Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA. "We're...

Nani near deal to move from Sporting CP to Orlando City in MLS - sources

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:23:00 GMT

With MLS stars grabbing the attention of clubs overseas, the ESPN FC panel assess how the league is viewed in Europe. Former Manchester United midfielder Nani is in the final stages of completing a deal that will see him move to Orlando City, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. If the deal is completed, Nani will be a designated player. Record was the first to report the news of Nani's link to the MLS club. Nani, 32, had been in his third stint with Portuguese side Sporting CP, but the club has been looking to reduce its wage bill, hastening the player's exit. Nani scored eight goals in 27 league and cup appearances...

Seattle Sounders announce plans to go carbon-neutral starting with 2019 season

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 02:55:00 GMT

The Seattle Sounders have announced a commitment to become carbon neutral by making no net contribution to carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere. The Sounders worked with the Seattle firm Sustainable Business Consulting to calculate the organization's greenhouse gas emissions and develop a plan to eliminate those sources in the 2019 season and thereafter. NEWS | Sounders FC becomes first carbon neutral professional soccer club in North America.Through this commitment, we pledge our operations will make no net contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide. <1=Ý: https://t.co/W7BhYIFa0V pic.twitter.com/TLrcjWgAyL&mdash; Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) February 14, 2019 For sources that can't be eliminated, like team travel, the Sounders will work to offset emissions in cooperation with Forterra, a nonprofit...

Don Garber signs new five-year deal to remain MLS commissioner

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:15:00 GMT

Don Garber's new deal will see him continue as MLS commissioner until he turns 66 in 2023. Don Garber has signed a new five-year contract to remain commissioner of Major League Soccer, one that will see him lead the league through the end of the 2023 season. Garber's most recent contract was set to expire at the end of 2018, but sources said that terms for the new deal were approved at the most recent Board of Governors meeting in December. The agreement was formalized earlier this month. The new deal will also see Garber continue in his role as CEO of Soccer United Marketing. Garber,...

MLS Hot Stove: Will Nagbe end up in Columbus? Is Vargas the man for Portland up front?

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:29:00 GMT

The MLS regular season isn't due to start for another two weeks, but for a quintet of MLS teams, the start of the season has arrived. Next week the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League begins with Toronto FC, Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo, Supporters Shield holder New York Red Bulls and reigning MLS Cup champion Atlanta United all in action. Yet that doesn't mean teams are settled in terms of personnel. Far from it. Here's the latest from around the league. The Nagbe mystery...

MLS, Liga MX more competitive than Europe week-in, week-out - Martino

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:07:00 GMT

As MLS and Liga MX mull a new tournament like the SuperLiga of the mid-2000s, Taylor Twellman says the time is right for a new competition. Mexico coach Gerardo "Martino isn't overly concerned that players like Marco Fabian, Miguel Layun and Carlos Salcedo having left European club sides over recent weeks. The Argentine is adamant that his players need to play regularly, regardless of which club they feature for, with Fabian signing for Philadelphia Union, Salcedo joining Tigres and Layun moving to Monterrey so far this year. "Like I've said in recent weeks, my biggest concern is the players finding rhythm," said Martino in a news...

Matias Almeyda wants to see Copa Libertadores open to MLS, Liga MX

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:09:00 GMT

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes. San Jose Earthquakes coach Matias Almeyda would like to see a continental club competition for the whole of the Americas, including teams from MLS. The Argentine won the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League with former club Chivas, but believes the Copa Libertadores should be for all the American continent. "Yes, [MLS teams] should be there because if the Champions [League] is played in all of Europe, then the Copa Libertadores should be played by all of America," stated the 45-year-old in a recent interview...

Preseason with the Earthquakes: How Matias Almeyda aims to turn San Jose around

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:06:00 GMT

CANCUN, Mexico -- On the surface, the samurai Bushido code of conduct -- "the way of the warrior" -- has very little to do with any soccer team's preseason. Perhaps even less so at an American club, led by an Argentine, amid the opulence of a pristine vacation resort. But when it comes to the San Jose Earthquakes' attempts to turn the page on a disastrous 2018 season, the sense of discipline, honor, sacrifice and selflessness enshrined in the Bushido code has commonalities with what's been drilled...

MLS closing in on NFL, NBA, MLB in U.S. - Landon Donovan

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:40:00 GMT

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes. Ahead of the 2019 season, coaches from around MLS share their views on how to define success in the evolving league. A nutmeg led to a sensational goal for Diego Fagundez in New England Revolution's preseason friendly against Dynamo Kyiv in Spain. With the 2019 Major League Soccer season right around the corner, take a look back at the best skills from last campaign. Former United States international&nbsp;Landon Donovan&nbsp;has said he believes Major League Soccer will soon challenge the country's more established sports in terms of popularity. MLS sits behind NFL and NBA in terms of viewership in the U.S., but Donovan -- who won six MLS Cups with San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy -- pointed to issues within their rival sports when suggesting soccer will move up the rankings. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ESPN+: Examining Europe's perception of MLS ESPN FC TV has all the latest MLS action and debate. Watch anytime, anywhere by subscribing to ESPN+ Preseason with the Quakes: How Almeyda is turning them around Matias Almeyda returned River Plate to Argentina's first division and won Chivas titles. Now he's tasked with reviving the San Jose Earthquakes. #SaveTheCrew worked. Now what for Columbus? After the rip-roaring success of #SaveTheCrew and a new ownership group keeping the team in Columbus comes the hard work of moving forward. - ESPN FC TV: MLS debate on ESPN+ - Upcoming fixtures - All the latest MLS news Fees for purchasing an MLS club have risen from around $40 million to $300m, and...

Portland Timbers make $10 million move for Tigres' Chile international Eduardo Vargas

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 07:19:00 GMT

Ahead of the 2019 season, coaches from around MLS share their views on how to define success in the evolving league. The Portland Timbers' pursuit of a Designated Player forward has led them to Tigres' Eduardo Vargas, league sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. Univision Deportes was the first to report Portland's interest in Vargas. Portland declined to comment on the story. One source indicated that Portland's bid for Vargas is just under $10 million, though sources cautioned the deal hasn't been finalized. If the deal is completed, the transfer fee would rank among the highest in MLS history for an incoming player...

Impact acquires Nigerian striker Orji Okonkwo on loan from Bologna

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:54:00 GMT

Ahead of the 2019 season, coaches from around MLS share their views on how to define success in the evolving league. The Montreal Impact have acquired Nigerian forward Orji Okwonkwo on loan from Italian club Bologna FC for the 2019 season, the MLS side announced Tuesday. Okwonkwo, 21, scored three goals in 27 Serie A appearances (four starts) with Bologna since joining the team in 2016. "I'm satisfied in welcoming another striker to the team," Impact head coach Remi Garde said in a statement. "Orji Okwonkwo is a young player scouted by Bologna three years ago who will help reinforce the team offensively. He's...


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